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“I hope I’m able to give a sense of what the vibe was like in New York in the Seventies,” Blondie guitarist Chris Stein says of his new photo book, Point of View: Me, New York City...

I took this at Kingsborough Community College near Sheesphead Bay in Brooklyn in 1969 or 1970. It used to be a military base and it was just lying in destruction for a long time. I knew a couple of guys...

In the mid Nineties, Trent Reznor was rock’s preeminent enfant terrible – a figure in black (with black fingernails) who covered himself in mud, sang “I wanna fuck you like an animal”...

Morgan Evans needed only an acoustic guitar, a microphone and his trusty loop pedal for his debut on NBC’s Today show, where he performed his hit “Kiss Somebody.” The Australian country...

When Maddie Marlow and Taylor Dye burst onto the scene in 2014 with “Girl in a Country Song,” the duo were often highlighted as part of the next chapter for country music. That breakout hit,...

Halloween is on the horizon, but Nashville space-country duo Steelism are getting into the spirit a little early with the release of the surprise new Superhero Themes EP. The centerpiece of the three-song...

The opening, lilting guitars of “Roseate,” the first single from Greek-American singer Ioanna Gika’s upcoming debut solo LP of the same name, may make you wonder why she’s on...

Teyana Taylor’s K.T.S.E. track “Gonna Love Me” gets a Wu-Tang makeover for its remix. Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Raekwon all add verses to the romantic R&B slow...

Citizen Kane. Casablanca. The Godfather. Sicko Mode. Not many music videos can reduce the chaos, hedonism and beauty of modern life into an undeniable banger. Directed by Dave Meyers and Travis Scott,...

Pearl Jam were cresting when they made an appearance on the 1993 MTV Video Music Awards. Not only did they win Video of the Year for “Jeremy,” trouncing video warhorses like Aerosmith, Peter...

EDITORS’ PICK: Elle King, Shake the Spirit“Whereas fellow retro-loving diva Lana Del Rey played the coy, gothy California dreamer, King came on like a butt-kicking rocker-heroine wailing through...

Superstar award-winners and multi-nominated fan favorites are among the first performers announced for next month’s 52nd annual CMA Awards. Past CMA Entertainers of the Year Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney...

Quincy Jones is one of the most recognized and rightfully acclaimed figures in American popular music. He has arranged or produced recordings by most of the most dazzling pop singers of the last sixty...

The Puerto Rican group Calle 13 are one of modern Latin music’s most-treasured institutions: Over the course of five scrappy, propulsive albums, they were aesthetically omnivorous, politically...

In 2016, Tom Krell, the man behind the project How to Dress Well, proclaimed, “there’s been a deficit of joy in music.” After gaining a following with songs that submerged attenuated...

British belter Jess Glynne introduced herself to American audiences in 2014 with “Rather Be,” an effervescent slice-of-love giggle that showed off her strong vocals and ability to surrender...

Greta Van Fleet, Anthem of the Peaceful Army *** The Struts, Young and Dangerous ***1/2 Like the mid-70s bloat that whelped punk, and the post-grunge end-of-the-century vacuum that delivered TV On The...

Swedish singer Tove Lo has entered her Blue Lips era with a short film based on the songs from the album. The film follows the release of her Major Lazer collaboration “Blow That Smoke.”...

Elle King’s breakthrough 2015 hit “Ex’s and Oh’s” pulled off a neat trick: It was catchy mainstream rock that felt fresh without making concessions to hip-hop or EDM. King’s...

On paper, Valee and Matt Ox shouldn’t work. One half of the duo has spent a year building and deconstructing flows like a carpenter, the other is a prepubescent rapper trying to turn a meme-able...

Kane Brown is in a relaxed, awe-inspired mood in “Good as You,” the soulful new track from the Georgia native’s upcoming second LP with RCA Nashville, Experiment. Brown recently turned...

Tom Morello understands sick beats, activist rhymes, and weaponized noise. Matching rappers and rockers with EDM producers, The Atlas Underground brings all the above in the spirit of the early...

On her first record as Snail Mail, 18-year-old Lindsey Jordan established herself as an indie-rock prodigy capable of jagged guitar solos and dreamy melodies. Rolling Stone named it one of the 50 best...

Neil Young announced his plan to release Songs for Judy, a live album drawn from his November 1976 U.S. tour. The 22-song LP includes solo acoustic performances of all-time classics like “Heart...

Here’s a foolproof way to turn a hit into a bigger hit: Release a remix version that includes new verses from other stars. No genre is doing this more effectively than reggaeton right now —...

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s rousing live performance of “Hope the High Road,” Old Dominion’s confectionary “Make It Sweet” and Mary Bragg’s brokenhearted...

Rihanna turned down an opportunity to headline the halftime show at Super Bowl LIII in a show of support to Colin Kaepernick, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback who has been exiled from the NFL...

Paul McCartney announced the latest installments of his ongoing Archive Collection, a pair of deluxe reissues dedicated to the Wings-era LPs 1971’s Wild Life and 1973’s Red Rose Speedway....

Anderson East goes full soul-singing bandleader in a sultry pair of performances from the latest episode of Austin City Limits. The Alabama native is joined by a hearty array of musicians for “All...

Calling Pearl Jam’s sophomore album “hotly anticipated” would have severely understated the case. In the two years since the release of Ten, their 1991 debut, the band had vaulted from...

Listen to this week’s YouTube Music Playlist here Shawn Mendes featuring Teddy<3, “Under Pressure”Sounds like: A heartfelt tribute to two great artistsPerfect for: Gearing up...

Britney Spears will return to Las Vegas for another residency at a new locale. The pop singer announced the news with an extravagant livestream from Las Vegas via Ellen DeGeneris’ YouTube channel...

After the release of Lord Huron’s acclaimed third album Vide Noir, the Los Angeles-based indie rock band took a few steps back during a session at Spotify Studios to cover a formative influence:...

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Josh Groban and Idina Menzel have contributed to a new bilingual children’s album, Singing You Home – Children’s Songs for Family Reunification, that will benefit...

Amerie will unveil her first LP since 2009 on Friday. The double-album 4AM Mulholland and After 4AM will be an independent release from the “1 Thing” singer who parted ways with Def Jam in...

Steve Earle has announced the lineup for his annual John Henry’s Friends benefit show, taking place December 3rd at Town Hall in New York City. The concert, which raises funds for children with...

Usher is not, contrary to rumors emerging on social media, operating a secret Twitter account for the purpose of defending his latest album. “Just to be clear…Usher is definitely NOT behind...

Joe Ely and his wife, Sharon, have lived on the same ranch outside Austin, Texas, for 38 years, and in that time they’ve accumulated enough memorabilia to fill an entire building on the property....

Dancehall singer Kranium just released “Sidung,” a jabbing, propulsive new single. The track is the first offering from an upcoming album, tentatively set for release in February 2019. “Sidung”...

The 1975 unveiled the new song “It’s Not Living (If It’s Not With You)” from their forthcoming record, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, which arrives November 30th....

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